Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Marmalade Hoverfly under the Microscope Lens

Harald K. Andersen of Steinberg, Norway captured the image below of a marmalade hoverfly. His setup included using the Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x Objective lens, connected to his Canon EOS 7D camera.

The marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus) is a relatively small hoverfly of the Syrphidae family, widespread through the Palaearctic region which covers Europe, North Asia and North Africa. The upper side of the abdomen is patterned with orange and black bands. These insects often form dense migratory swarms, which may cause panic among people for their resemblance to wasps.

Harald captured this image using a 100 image stack (Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8).

Mitutoyo lens on Canon EOS 7D Camera
Mitutoyo M Plan Apo 5x Objective on Canon EOS 7D

Microscopy image setup for photography
Harald K. Andersen's studio

Harald K. Andersen image of marmalade hoverfly in 100 image stack.
Marmalade hoverfly courtesy of Harald K. Andersen (100 image stack)

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